Did you know that the 4th of July is one of the worse days for our pets? Just like us humans, animals also get anxiety. During the 4th of July holidays, dogs are more common than other pets to experience anxiety. Like those who get anxious from lightning and thunder, dogs experience the same thing from the loud noise that fireworks make. The sound naturally startles dogs due to their more acute sense of hearing. Another reason dogs get anxiety is that fireworks come without any warning. To many types of dogs, this is perceived as a threat which triggers their “fight or flight” response. While the time may be short of us, to a dog this seems to go on forever. They can feel trapped with no escape. They become vulnerable and start to pant, whine or pace.